Austin Carr (American football)

Austin Durant Mozée Carr (born December 25, 1993) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Northwestern.

Austin Carr
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1993-12-25) December 25, 1993 (age 26)
Benicia, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Benicia (Benicia, California)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Receiving yards:106
Receiving touchdowns:2
Player stats at

College careerEdit

A former walk-on at Northwestern University,[3] Carr earned a scholarship and became a starter in his junior year.[4] In his senior year in 2016, Carr led the Big Ten Conference in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.[5] Following the 2016 season, Carr was named the Richter–Howard Receiver of the Year and was named First Team All-Big Ten by the coaches and media.[6]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
202 lb
(92 kg)
4.62 s 1.60 s 2.62 s 4.07 s 6.70 s 33 12 in
(0.85 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
16 reps
All values from Northwestern’s Pro Day.[7]

New England PatriotsEdit

On April 30, 2017, the New England Patriots signed Carr as an undrafted free agent to a three-year, $1.67 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $7,000.[8][9][10]

Carr shined in the preseason, recording 14 catches for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the four games. Despite a strong training camp and preseason, Carr was waived by the Patriots on September 2, 2017.[11]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On September 3, 2017, Carr was claimed off waivers by the New Orleans Saints.[12] He was active for two games during his rookie season but did not catch any passes.

Personal lifeEdit

In November 2015, after registering with Be The Match two and a half years earlier, Carr was contacted that he may be a potential match to donate peripheral blood stem cells. Through a five hour procedure, he was able to donate his stem cells via a blood transfusion, which ultimately saved the life of the recipient, a retired locomotive engineer for the Union-Pacific railroad who had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.[13]

In 2018, Carr played in 14 games, recording 9 catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns.

On November 22, 2019, Carr was placed on injured reserve.[14]


  1. ^ Ian McCafferty (August 26, 2016). "Northwestern announces Austin Carr, Connor Mahoney, Matt Harris and Anthony Walker as captains". SB Nation. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  2. ^ "Carr named Sports Illustrated Second Team All-American".
  3. ^ "NU adds nine walkons". Yahoo!. June 14, 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  4. ^ Teddy Greenstein (September 19, 2016). "Northwestern receiver Austin Carr is a beast in more ways than one". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "Big Ten Football Statistics". Archived from the original on September 29, 2016. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "2016 Big Ten Individual Award Winners" (PDF). Big Ten Conference. November 30, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  7. ^ "Austin Carr, DS #48 WR, Northwestern". Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "Northwestern receiver Austin Carr signs with Patriots as Undrafted Free Agent". CSN Chicago. April 29, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  9. ^ "Patriots Sign Sixth-Round Draft Pick Conor McDermott; Sign 19 Rookie Free Agents". May 5, 2017. Archived from the original on May 12, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  10. ^ " Austin Carr contract". Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  11. ^ "Patriots reach 53-man limit". September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on November 28, 2017.
  12. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves". September 5, 2017. Archived from the original on February 10, 2018.
  13. ^ KAHLER, KALYN (February 2, 2018). "At the Super Bowl, a Saints Rookie Meets the Man Whose Life He Saved". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  14. ^ "Saints make a series of transactions, send wide receiver Austin Carr to reserve/injured list". November 22, 2019.

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